Spring 2024 Dates
- Application Available:
Monday, September 11, 2023
- Application Deadline:
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
- Assessment Score Deadline:
Thursday, November 9, 2023
The Dual Enrollment office is grateful to all DE school representatives (guidance counselors, college transition coaches and others) for their continuous support!
All students are strongly encouraged to meet with their high school guidance counselors to determine the appropriate courses to meet their high school graduation requirements and count toward postsecondary academic goals. This applies to students taking courses at the high school location as well as those enrolled at a Valencia campus.
It is the responsibility of the high school guidance counselor to notify the Dual Enrollment office if the student's high school cumulative grade point average (CGPA) falls below 3.0. In addition, students must adhere to Valencia's Academic Standards as stated in the college catalog. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility for program participation.
Find below important information will be helpful for you from the time a student expresses interest in Dual Enrollment, throughout their acceptance to the Dual Enrollment program.
In order to apply to Dual Enrollment, all students must:
- Have a 3.0 unweighted high school cumulative GPA for grades 6-11 at the time of application or 3.0 weighted high school cumulative GPA for high school seniors at time of application.
- Be a resident of Orange or Osceola County and be registered at an Orange or Osceola County public or charter school or a DE eligible private school.
- Complete and submit a DE application by the designated deadline for the desired term of enrollment. Please note: Incomplete applications or applications with a high school CGPA below a 3.0 are not accepted.
- Obtain and send eligible college-ready test scores through the PERT, ACT, and SAT to arrive to Valencia College by the designated deadline for the desired term of enrollment.
School District of Osceola County (SDOC) only: Seniors from Osceola County public and charter schools can enter into the program if they are at college level in either Reading and Writing or Math. This exception requires guidance counselor and district approval. Please note, qualifying with only Reading and Writing or Math will limit course options.
Step 1: The student will visit valenciacollege.edu/dual and click on "Apply Now" to create a login and submit the online Dual Enrollment application.
Step 2: After completing step 1, the student will be prompted to create an account for the online dual enrollent application. The student must provide their parent/legal guardian's email address and their DE school representative's full name and email address; an incorrect email address will delay processing time. This section of the application will generate an email to the parent/legal guardian and DE school representative for participation approval.
Step 3: The parent/legal guardian will complete their approval with an electronic signature. The DE school representative will receive an email provide their electronic signature and confirm the student has a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA. Once the DE school representative provides academic verification, the application will be finalized and sent to the Dual Enrollment office.
Step 4: The student will receive an email with their Valencia ID number (VID) five business days after application completion with instructions for submitting eligble test scores. If the student has previously applied, their VID will remain the same.
- All DE applicants must submit eligible college-ready test scores through the PERT, ACT, and SAT and must arrive to Valencia College by the designated deadline for the desired term of enrollment. All test scores must be less than two years old at the time of application. Any combination of eligible scores will be accepted.
- School District of Osceola County (SDOC) only: Seniors from Osceola County public and charter schools can enter into the program if they are at college level in either Reading and Writing or Math. This exception requires guidance counselor and district approval. Please note, qualifying with only Reading and Writing or Math will limit course options.
- PERT Scores:
|Math:||114 (Intermediate Algebra)|
|Math:||123 (College Algebra)|
- Taking the PERT
- Student must submit a DE application and receive a VID number.
- Students may take the PERT at a Valencia Assessment Center or request to take the PERT virtually. An appointment is required to take the PERT at a Valencia Assessment Center. Review the dual enrollment testing information on the assessment website. Instructions for making an on-campus appointment or request to take the PERT virtually can be found on the assessment website.
- A Valencia ID number with a state or federally issued picture ID (i.e.,driver's license or passport), or high school ID are required to test at Valencia's Assessment Center.
- DE applicants can take the PERT three times at Valencia in a two-year period. No fee is required for the first attempt. Two retakes per sub-test are allowed; you must wait at least 1 business day to retak and pay $10 per sub-test. Scores from other college institutions will not be accepted.
- PERT taken at the high school
- All PERT tests taken at the high school are retrieved by Valencia College at the district level. You do not need to submit PERT scores to Valencia.
- If you take the PERT after you have submitted your application, your DE school representative will need to request the district to send the updated test scores to Valencia College.
- ACT Scores:
|Math:||19 (Intermediate Algebra)|
|Math:||21 (College Algebra)|
|Math:||24 (Intermediate Algebra)|
|Math:||26.5 (College Algebra)|
- Dual Enrollment students are eligible to take three-credit or higher college-level courses. Students are eligible to take a maximum of 13 credit hours in the Fall, 13 credit hours in Spring and 7 credit hours in the Summer.
- FLEX term courses (any course that is not offered for the full term) are not permitted for DE students in the fall and spring terms.
- As dictated by Florida statute, college preparatory/developmental courses as well as most physical education courses are not approved for coursework with Valencia College to count as high school graduation requirements.
- For more information about registering for courses, please visit the course registration page.
Online Bookstore Process:
All dual enrollment students may visit the Dual Enrollment Textbook website for specific instructions to order their course materials. Dual enrollment students will find their student type (public/private/charter/home education) and the county of residence (Orange/Osceola) for the respective process.
High School Campus Courses:
High schools will work directly with Valencia and online bookstore to place bulk orders for textbooks and course materials.
In order to help students to stay on track, please review the missing high school graduation requirements with students on a yearly basis. All students are encouraged to meet with a Dual Enrollment Coordinator, however, students must be aware of their missing high school graduation requirements in order to maximize their DE advising session.
Valencia Campus Courses:
- Students must self-register via their Atlas account; detailed instructions and tutorials are available.
High School Campus Courses:
- Dual Enrollment staff will register students taking DE courses at the high school site. A minimum of 15 eligible DE students and no more than 25 students are required for a course offered at the high school site. Eligible and interested students must request Dual Enrollment courses through the DE school representative during their normal high school registration period. The class roster for each particular course should then be provided to the Dual Enrollment office for eligibility verification and registration completion.
Alternative Ways to Earn Credit
There are several ways for students to earn college credit, without completing a college course.
College Level Examination (CLEP)
Dual Enrollment students can choose to take the CLEP at a Valencia College Assessment center. With a passing score, students will earn credit for the course that the test corresponds to. For more information about taking the CLEP at Valencia, please visit our Assessment Center page.
Advanced Placement (AP)
Students who take AP courses at their high school can earn college credit for the course if they score a 3 or higher on the AP course. Once AP scores are released from College Board, students are responsible for requesting their scores to be sent to Valencia College; there is a 5 week processing time. For more information, please access College Board.